Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas in Norway with Minnie

Dec.1, 2012    9am, just getting light outside. Yeah! Sun!
The first of December and as promised, even though advent begins tomorrow, my calendar opens the first window today with some christmas shopping. The days are short so before I get started, let's see what Minnie and her friends have been up to!

Black Friday

With unpolished old shoes Black Friday crossed the parking lot. Her handbag full of worn out plastic hung from her tattered jacket as she took out the keys to the back door of her favorite store and sneaked inside, where waiting for her was one of Santa's elves. He demanded to know why the earmuffs and bar soaps were not half price. When she tried to explain she didn't work there, he placed a red elf cap on her head and handed her a pricing gadget. "Fix all the prices in the store to half price."

Minnie's mouth fell open, and her cigarette landed on the floor.

"What are you standing there for?" Santa said. "Get your Kringle-jingle on, girl."

Minnie scratched at her red dress and headed straight for the beer/wine cooler! Once inside away from view of all customers, managers and Santa, Black Friday proceeded to sit down.
Right there on the shelf before her was her favorite wine, Wild Irish Rose, and just as she reached for a bottle, she heard a creaking sound.

Looking below the shelf she saw a little door, just big enough for a bony gal to crawl through...she got on all fours and crawled toward it.

Light poured out from around the little doors ill-fitting frame. She opened the door and peered in. A funny little man dressed in a green smock sat on a wonky three legged stool slurping from a bottle of beer.

"What yer lookin at?" he grinned exposing a set of broken teeth.

Black Friday knocked the little man out with his bottle of beer, stuck a sale sticker over his mouth and pushed him through the door with her unpolished old shoes. Throwing him into an empty cart she wheeled him straight out of the store. Free today only, said the sticker. Black Friday was very pleased with herself because now she had a matching pair of little green men, not to mention a red elf cap.

Patriots of standard word abuse(in order) this month are the following gibberlinguitics:

and finally Minnie wraps everything up with a bow :) Feel free to take this banner or Minnie on the side bar. Thanks guys for playing!

Time for me to go do some real christmas shopping.

Today you can pick up your free copy of Fractured Fairy Tales HERE..Don't forget the book fair this week-end. Details on my previous post.

How are you spending your day?



Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Siv and Minnie - well Black Friday has her priorities set according to her character ... poor old chap!!

Time to order up Christmas me thinks ..

Cheers Hilary - and I love the Dec 1st photo .. it's sunny here too - but cooooold!! Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We do some darn good gibberish.
When we get the words right!

Melissa Bradley said...

Love this! Black Friday sounds like she's having the perfect alcohol induced holiday. ;)

Suzanne Furness said...

Way to go Minnie! Love it!

Anonymous said...

haha Nicely done! I totally thought I put your name on my post today! I fixed it though. I'm so sorry :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Sorry I missed this one SIS... What fun...

SO busy making Christmas gifts. Never a dull moment for me...